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Standard Market belies its name. (Courtesy photo)

The second annual spring open house will whet appetites for Standard Market. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, the gourmet grocer in Westmont will celebrate all things local with a day of tastings and live entertainment. Just announced, the Jesse White Tumbling Team will perform. 

Chef Bill Kim (urbanbelly, bellyQ, Belly Shack) will demonstrate how to prepare several dishes made with his signature sauces. Local vendors (Lillie's Q, Vosges, Bobak's, Revolution Brewing) will provide tastings of products made within 300 miles of the market.

Standard Market will offer sampling of a variety of the items created on premise. The Fish Market will demonstrate whole fish cutting and the Butcher Shop will explore beef cutting. Local artist Carry Kanno will provide music, and children will be entertained with balloon animals, stiltwalker and face painting.  

Schedule of events

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Chef Bill Kim cooking demonstration

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sampling of vendor and in-house prepared items:
Pantry (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Chocolate Twist; Gnarly Knots; Go Macro Bars; Karma Kombucha; Lillie’s Q; Mama Made Co. Hot Fudge; Mascitti Specialty Meats; Scrumptious Pantry; Tiny But Mighty Popcorn; Urban Accents; urbanbelly; Vosges Haut-Chocolat; Wat-aah! Pantry (2 to 4 p.m.) Jo Snow Syrups; Kimmer’s Ice Cream; LocalFolks Foods; Rare Bird Preserves; Tiddleywink Toffee; Two Fat Guys Gourmet Sauces Butcher Shop (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Aurora Angus Beef; (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Bobak's Sausage; (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Compart Duroc Pork; (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) FreeBird Chicken Wine, Beer and Cheese (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Flesk Brewing; Revolution Brewing; Two Brothers Brewing Farmer’s Market (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Chicago’s Indoor Garden; Farmed Here; Salsas Vallarta

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Balloon animals with stiltwalker Tim Balster; face painting

Noon to 4 p.m.

Live music with Carry Kanno

2 p.m.

Fish Market demonstration: Whole Fish Cutting

3 p.m.

Jesse White Tumblers

Butcher Shop demonstration: Beef Cutting
Additional vendors will be added. Times are approximate and subject to change.

The Market also includes a from-scratch bakery, in-house delicatessen, and an extensive wine and cheese collection, along with dairy and pantry offerings.

At the heart of the Market is Standard Grill, a sophisticated fast-casual restaurant that showcases seasonal ingredients and the culinary talents of the pedigreed chef team.

Standard Market is at 333 E. Ogden Ave. For more information contact 630-366-7030 or